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"Force Lake, Heron Lakes, and Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon ... March 5 and 7, 2018"
The Trips:
Monday, March 5:   beautiful winter day !!! ... a chill in the air when the wind blows, but otherwise nice ... just went to look around ... from Force Lake a quick run through Heron Lakes Golf and then on to the Columbia River to look for the Glaucous Gull being seen there ... SUCCESS ON THE GULL !!!!!!
Wednesday, March 7:   warmer overcast day ... went to the Vanport Wetlands/Force Lake area to look for the Great Horned Owl ... SUCCESS !!! ... "momma" was on the nest !!! ... walked from Vanport Wetlands to Force Lake via Mud Slough.

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Heron Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at Heron Lakes ... click here.
Vanport Wetlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at Vanport Wetlands ... click here.

The Locale:    For more birds seen or photographed in the lakes and wetlands in the North Portland area, west of Interstate 5 and bordered by the Columbia River to the north and the Columbia Slough to the south, including Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Herons Lakes, and the Vanport Wetlands ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ... (FL, VPW)
  2. American Crow ... (HL, MS)
  3. Bald Eagle ... (VPW)
  4. Bufflehead ... (FL, VPW)
  5.   Cackling Geese ... (FL, VPW)
  6. Canada Geese ... (FL, MS, VPW)
  7. Canvasback ... (FL, VPW)
  8. Dark-eyed Junco ... (VPW)
  9. Downy Woodpecker ... (VPW)
  10. Gadwall ... (FL)
  11. Great Blue Heron ... (FL)
  12. Great Horned Owl ... (FL, VPW, one owl on nest seen both places)
  13. Greater White-fronted Geese ... (FL)
  14. Green-winged Teal ... (MS)
  15. Lesser Scaup ... (FL)
  16. Mallard ... (FL, MS, VPW)
  17. Northern Pintail ... (VPW)
  18. Northern Shoveler ... (FL, VPW)
  19. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL, MS)
  20. Redhead ... (FL)
  21. Red-tailed Hawk ... (MS, VPW)
  22. Ruddy Duck ... (FL, VPW)
  23. Song Sparrow ... (FL, VPW)
  24. Steller's Jay ... (MS)

and the:

  1. Mongrel Ducks ... (FL)


 
Cackling Geese ... MORE Cackling Geese images

Image, 2018, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cackling Geese, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 5, 2018. Nikon P900.



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